Bombardier announced Tuesday that it has teamed up with Pratt & Whitney to develop and implement a data management service for the CSeries aircraft - part of the overall Bombardier Aircraft Health Management System (AHMS) capable of transmitting real-time and recorded data from the aircraft. The AHMS will facilitate remote troubleshooting and deliver efficient and accurate diagnostics for use by maintenance and flight crews.
Under this agreement, Pratt & Whitney's eFAST system will be the infrastructure unit used to perform data transmissions from the CSeries aircraft's on-board Health Management Unit to the ground. Along with Bombardier, they will make up the data acquisition structure which will automatically download, process and store data that will be available for upload to respective customer portals. Pratt & Whitney is also the supplier for the CSeries aircraft's PurePower Geared Turbofan engines.
“CSeries operators will be able to immediately review the performance of their aircraft, allowing them to make smarter business decisions related to their PurePower engine fleet,” said Graham Webb, vice president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines.
“Pratt & Whitney and Bombardier together have developed a service that will provide real-time monitoring of all critical aircraft systems for use in optimizing flight operations and lowering maintenance costs,” said Rob Dewar, vice president, CSeries Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.